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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  1.5 - 2.5 hours depending on tour selection
Gain a deeper understanding of 9/11 on this walking tour of Ground Zero with a certified guide who has a personal connection with the events of that fateful day. Be captivated by first-hand stories as you explore the site of the World Trade Center. Choose to enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay tribute to the lives lost. You'll also explore Manhattan’s Financial District, visiting places like Wall Street and Federal Hall, the site of New York's first terrorist attack in September of 1920.


  • Certified guided walking tour of Ground Zero--the World Trade Center
  • Be captivated by first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide, who has a personal connection with the event
  • Gain an understanding of the tragedy and heroism of that fateful day
  • Explore Manhattan’s Financial District including Wall Street, Federal Hall, the World Financial Center and the New York Stock Exchange
  • Choose the 9/11 Memorial Admission option and pay tribute to the lives lost

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Ground Zero is an essential stop on any first-time visit to New York. I suggest opting for the Memorial admission ticket for a complete experience.

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What You Can Expect

Walking Tour of Ground Zero with Optional 9/11 Memorial Admission

9/11 Memorial

Meet in Lower Manhattan and begin with a walking tour of the Financial District, where you’ll visit sites like historic Federal Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and St Paul Chapel, which served as a makeshift rescue center during the terrorist attacks.

Visit the Steel Beam Cross, a symbol of hope for the city, and stop by the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial and the World Financial Center. Then, follow your guide to Ground Zero, where you’ll gain an understanding of the tragic events of 9/11.

As you explore the site where the World Trade Center once stood, you’ll be captivated by real first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide, who has a personal connection with that fateful day in New York City.

2.5-hour Tour with Memorial: Complete your 9/11 experience and choose the optional 9/11 Memorial admission. As you enter the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives. Timed admission to the 9/11 Memorial is included with this upgrade and your tour guide will accompany you into the site, built in honor of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The names of every victim of the attack are inscribed in panels alongside twin reflecting pools, which are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. You'll have until 6pm to explore the memorial on your own.

1.5-hour Tour with Memorial: For those guests who prefer less walking but still want a deeper understanding of the events surrounding 9/11 and the acts of heroism that rallied a nation, a 90-minute tour is available. Explore Ground Zero as your guide takes you through the World Trade Center. Admire the Reflecting Absence Memorial, the largest man-made waterfall. Make a visit to St. Paul’s Chapel and the Steel Beam Cross. Your tour concludes at the 9/11 Memorial where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center.

Please note: This tour does NOT meet at the 9/11 Memorial. This is the final stop should you choose the Admission option where you may choose to stay as long as you wish.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

It seems strange to say that such a solemn and sad place was the highlight of our trip to New York . ... but it was. This was a fabulous tour well worth it. Our tour guide Tony was amazing, full of so much information , first hand experience of that day. St Pauls church , the fountains, amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Have to begin by saying how incredible our tour guide 'Tony' was, he made the whole experience of what we thought would be a somber experience into a touching, uplifting and awe inspiring experience. The tour began at the entrance of St Paul's Chapel, and finished within the Ground Zero memorial, which Tony guided us through getting into, this helped as there were long lines waiting to get in. Tony provided his own first hand account, which was breathtaking, as well as interesting scientific and logistic knowledge, he made the tour worth while, we came away filled with a positive, respectful view towards the people of new york city, and would recommend this to everyone.

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